Disaster Declaration for N. California

NAPA, Calif. — President Obama is declaring a disaster for parts of Northern California ravaged by last month’s deadly Napa Valley earthquake. The move makes federal funding available for state and local governments for emergency work and recovery efforts. The money is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Fights for Independence

YREKA, Calif. — A standing-room only crowd that spilled into the hallway of the Siskiyou County courthouse was on hand Tuesday to voice support for a plan to start over again. “I’m before you to ask support and an affirmative vote on a resolution to withdraw Siskiyou County from the state of California,” Mark Baird … Continue reading »

A Break for Christmas Eve

Unfortunately, Monday evening we will see another system approach our area and bring heavy rain and strong winds for the coast, plus the chance for additional snowfall in Northern California. For the Rogue Valley, Christmas looks to be rainy and windy. In the Basin, snow is expected with this storm. A Winter Storm Watch is … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Charges New Fee

YREKA, Calif. — After a year and a half of budget cuts, California Fire’s deficit will now be partially funded through a new fee charged to certain homeowners. That bill is set to reach homeowners across California in the next few weeks and while some say it’s an unexpected burden others say they’re happy to … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Monitors Lightning-Caused Fires

By Bryan Navarro YREKA, Calif. — A storm producing lightning moved through the region last night. Cal Fire officials say Monday’s thunderstorms were the biggest they’ve seen so far; they counted 88 strikes, starting at least two fires. Cal Fire shows the storm’s surge through Siskiyou County. Witnesses say the clouds hung low and the … Continue reading »

Local 9/11 Victim’s Brother Responds To Bin Laden’s Death

May 2, 2011 By Steven Sandberg SEIAD VALLEY, Cali. — The brother of a New York firefighter killed on September 11th says Osama Bin Laden’s death is an empty victory. In the moments after it was announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, a celebration broke out at Ground Zero. But in Seiad Valley, California, … Continue reading »

Northern California Family Travels To New York For 9/11 Tribute

August 18, 2011 By Steven Sandberg SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. — With the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks less than a month away, an area firefighter is preparing for a trip to New York to honor the brother he lost in the World Trade Center. Retired New York City Firefighter Ralph Geidel says … Continue reading »